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hundreds of turkish riot police swarmed into istanbul's taksim square to vic demonstrators with tear gas and water cannon with a crew from our teaser a big sister channel among those caught up in the action. the people are reported killed and dozens injured as a double suicide blasts rocked damascus in the latest terror attack in syria. on the streets and online supporters of edward snowden the man who blew the whistle on america's mass internet surveillance operation called me to be pardoned as he disappears from his hotel in hong kong where he was hoping to avoid prosecution by the u.s. . a
lot of very good afternoon should live from r t h q four two hundred hours two pm moscow time is kevin owen and turkish police are no control of taksim square after repelling protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets hundreds of police in riot gear cleared barricades from the square in istanbul the turkish prime minister says the government will not bend to the demands of the protesters but he's pulled the slayer's got the details for you hundreds of riot police have stormed istanbul's taksim square the which has been the site of ongoing demonstrations against the government for more than a week now the wife's police easily broke through barricades that had earlier been put up by protesters who anticipated this police action the police were backed by on the vehicles they fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets prompting many of the demonstrators to actually move away from this way into nearby gazey park where many of them have been any that being campaigned for several days now. the police
also used water cannons and in response the demonstrators some of them fired fireworks and fire bombs and hold stones the police have also begun taking down large damages that protesters hung on a large building on the edge of the square now before this morning the protests appear to be diminishing with the smallest number of demonstrators turning up last night in the past twelve days in taksim square prime minister erdogan has taken a defiant stand against these anti-government protesters but he does say that he is willing to meet with some of the leaders of the opposition and this follows a request from some of the protesters but at a gun has indicated and is not expected to make any concessions three people have died and more than five thousand have been treated for injuries according to the government figures some six hundred police officers have also been hurt in these clashes the turkish police have been accused of using excessive force and earlier
the deputy of prime minister erdogan apologize for this but the prime minister himself has been defiant saying that many of those protesting are just really and thugs we do know that ed are gone is planning to hold a pro-government rally so for the moment these are seen as if the tensions are not quite over. there would accrue from arteries are big sister channels been caught up in the violent club with police to gas demonstrators earlier. well that's over the start of the crackdown on protesters an attack seems where early in the morning they used tear gas and broke the tents the tear gas canister hit the cameraman broke it our cameramen fell to the ground i also suffered badly from the tear gas violent clashes are happening right now in the streets of istanbul it's like a war zone. one slammed the protesters as morgues in a speech to parliament he also blamed the media and social networks for stirring
the unrest i spoke to journalist neil clark who's been following the turbulent situation in turkey he told me doesn't feel threatened by the protests because of his international backing. feels emboldened really trapped in a very harsh where the protesters and using bold and member of nature i mean u.s. ally and i think he it's very interesting to see just how moved mutinied criticism of murder has been over the last week in the west john kerry made smart rings about not using too much force but william hague for example has been silent the french have been silent and i think this in bolen's down to clamp down hard on protesters but in the police but in the water cannons that plastic bullets etc his deputy had said that he wants to meet with the protesters the protests is there for hoping that maybe something could be sorted out reasonably amicably and then today we see this force. absolutely and i think over time field really that there's no real pressure on him to actually negotiate to meet with the protests why should he think because he's got the backing of nato and the u.s. the u.s. will do everything to stop him from falling from power and i think that's what
that's a very important factor the other thing is of course elections are here in turkey for two more years the opposition is divided so he thinks he did a very strong position. late developments in syria now a double or suicide attacks rocked the syrian capital damascus it's killed fourteen and injured at least thirty one others the explosions went off in a central square with reports that one of the blasts happened when a man blew himself up inside a police station the square was also the scene of deadly attacks this year it comes as washington debates whether it should arm the syrian rebels after assad forces made recent advances and they captured a key city the meantime the u.s. could approve lethal aid for opposition fighters in a matter of days now and a no fly zone could also be under consideration this just weeks before an international peace conference on syria planned for july speaking to american media sergei lavrov gave russia's position on this as artie's tone but no explains. lavrov spoke of double standards when it comes to the west's approach to various
regimes saying that whilst they supported some dictators because they were considered their dictators in his words other dictatorial regimes were not considered worthy of support and therefore they were considered ripe for toppling this is a thread you do what must be done and those who are the us and russia c o two out of. every single stupid you know that the world so good the position which is called through syrian government there is the realizations for. one of their was the glue of the poorest nation both devoted to the goods and job and the need to be political leaders of the provisions of the world in the spirit through because europe and most of the use of those there is because the ocean as well because of ford's regime double standards if you wish to either move or on the buso whom you work and who you build or you agree become one. person of international
borders it must be said that the organization al nasra has been blacklisted by the us as a terrorist organization these comments come as the there are reports that the forces of bashar al assad are preparing for a massive assault on the city of aleppo currently held by syrian rebels that is one of the reasons that the us is considering as early as this week possibly supplying weapons to syrian rebels they have suffered a defeat recently in the town of. with assad's forces being helped by hezbollah militants from lebanon also could have a knock on effect to a planned peace conference trying to be organized by russia and the u.s. with the military victories of assad's forces it's thought that assad may have less inclination to try. and work towards a constructive peace the rebels also with splits in their ranks struggling it seems
to get a delegation together for that peace conference also questions raised about possible chemical weapons use all of these factors affecting a possible peace conference coming up and possible intervention with weapons supplies to rebels by the west. a lot more lined up for this hour of news hoping to stay with us a little later iraq is plagued by the worst bloodshed in years r.t. from cross the country towards that tarion violence to hear from sunnis and shiites about their plight. next the following the leak of america's secret surveillance program more significant revelations are yet to be published that's according to the journalist who received the initial classified documents from make cia staffer edward snowden meanwhile tens of thousands of signed an online petition urging president obama to pardon the whistleblower there's also been a fund raising effort to pave his defense and a rally in new york port and i was at the demonstration braving some very wet and
chilly weather dozens of new yorkers have come out into the street to show their solidarity and support with n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden this of course coming just. after the twenty nine year old revealed himself as the man who handed over classified documents to the guardian which then exposed the national security agency's program prism i think that the public is owed an explanation of the motivations behind the people who make these disclosures that are outside of the democratic model now prism allowed the national security agency's extensive internet spying on records of digital communication and allowed the government agency to surveil us citizens in real time now the revelations that have come about through snowden's leaks of course challenges the ongoing war on terror for nearly twelve years the u.s.
government has changed its policies change legislation in the name of which they said was to keep americans safe wars waged overseas and our privacy a roving here at home those american citizens that we've spoken with say that snowden sacrifice should not be in vain and there needs to be a bigger dialogue about the way in which the u.s. government is acting behind the backs of its own citizens now of course this blockbuster of a story has caused many to wonder if the u.s. government will still move forward lecturing and pointing fingers at other countries such as iran and china for the way in which it deals with its citizens now it has been revealed to the entire world that the u.s. is keeping very close tabs on everything that americans are doing at home and even abroad reporting from new york marina r.t.
. make sure you look on the web site. global reaction to the national security agency leak. your whistle blows meantime drop. at a site in hong kong head of a likely push by the u.s. government have been extradited to face charges he's been holed up in the hotel you can see just here in fact off making his identity known to the media snowden's hoping to avoid prosecution by being at home call the chinese territory does have an extradition treaty with the u.s. but exceptions come to made in certain cases the process could take months or even years michael ratner as an attorney for wiki leaks julian assange says that young americans are willing to go to great lengths to reveal how the u.s. government really operate this shows you how bad the situation is and how much kurds nice people have after the u.s. has hit these people with sledgehammers manning signs i am and you still get people
like like smell like edward snowden coming out again so it indicates that there's a tremendous amount of courage of young people to try and reveal the criminality and surveillance and the state that we have here the legal part has to do with the laws that this country passed post nine eleven in particular courts that are essential and pick and decides are all those and a president who is willing to us that apparently approved this massive surveillance i think the terrorism is used as an excuse to be able to surveil and keep tabs on every single american to prevent really a change in government what's happening is they've hired thousands tens of thousands of young people into this network of the surveillance network and a lot of the people have conjured it still takes courage once you have conscience but we're seeing that happen not snowden manning songe hammond those are heroes. the slaters exposure of u.s. government surveillance is among the issues taken center stage on
a college report five days a quick preview of what you cut in full at twelve thirty g.m.t. . adam smith warned people of the same seldom made together even for merriment and diversion but for the conversation ending in a conspiracy against the public or in some contrivance to raise prices that's fricken adam smith who said that stacy max for proof of this we are going to look at an image of man of the same trade getting together for the purposes of merriment and diversion it would look like from the photo in this is barack obama in february twentieth eleven meeting with steve jobs to his left mark zuckerberg of facebook to his right then you see the c.e.o. of twitter the c.e.o. of yahoo across the table is the google c.e.o. eric schmidt larry ellison and the president of stanford university the last supper . yeah that's just an undertaker's convention it's the moment when barack obama
complicit leg on the bed with these guys around president essentially that's the moment i mean look at that dinner look at that image this is when barack obama took the constitution and wiped is but with it and it's the moment of supreme treasonous action by the president eyes states america is dead seven hundred seventy six to present thanks barack you kill the country. because more of the soda storyline fuel some u.s. intelligence officials are allegedly making no secret of the fact that they want the n.s.a. whistleblower to disappear we invited log onto our team dot com we all about the latest there also the two wiki leaks founder julian assange phrase snowden's whistle blowing effort saying we're going to say leaks confirm what he's being saying for years old days about that to just a click away and you may well be interested to know as well we'll be talking to the world's most famous whistleblower live here on alex he was hoping to get that shot at fifty one hundred g.m.t.
but to the present just a couple of minutes away this side of the french legacy in mali as pirates hails its military campaign a success many say the intervention only opened the doors to more extremism because that story coming up soon. i would rather as questions for people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on our t.v. question more. sigrid
laboratory to mccurry was able to build the world's most sophisticated robots which on fortunately doesn't give a darn amount anything tombs mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care only on the dot com. events preparing to deploy new peacekeeping force in mali amid warnings that armed separatist groups in the north pose a serious threat to security across the region this is the mali government and to our egg rebels negotiated a deal to allow elections to go ahead next month but that is when if a national reports next many believe an earlier military campaign by fronts only
open the door to more bloodshed. france says it's done its job well in mali killed most of its islamist insurgents destroyed the infrastructure and pushed the rest out of the country but the people who gathered here in the center of the northern city of gal think france's mission isn't complete. the french are making excuses because our enemy is holding kadar they must resolve this before any elections are negotiations take place france should defend our community not try to keep us in our place. in the desert capital of kiddo has been out of governmental control since last year first it's been captured by terrorists indigenous african people fighting to create a breakaway state in the north of mali than the radical islamists came the un sardine group believed to have ties with al qaida the two factions came to an
agreement to establish an islamic autonomy when the french military came they drove out most of the islamists but tour except protist are still there mali and forces haven't been able to enter the town for months now something that's never been a problem for french troops who have an air base in the baltic or by the criminal who have contacts with the separatists but we don't have coordination with them we don't discuss things with them they don't attack us and we don't consider them enemy but we don't have any reason to attack them. what the touring separatists do attack is the mollen military in the areas around and kid else to witnesses heavy fighting yet the french army so far refuses to engage with the rebels and consult regardless of the threat they may pose to molly's territorial integrity and the next presidential election but for me they will buy your ticket you know but our military part is over the rest is merely an internal problem. the man. sure
a conflict is indeed very much a local fight after independence from france the torrance usual territory across more than mali and algeria was divided in mali it led to years of violence but our exit mostly populate the north of mali here in the thousand part of the country you will not find many whites this is how other ethnic modern groups with significantly darkest skin call their nomadic neighbors and this geographical division only deepens antagonism but some believe this internal conflict could never stay as intense without outside help france has been openly supporting what it regards as an oppressed and discriminated minority shortly after the french intervention the defense minister in paris suggested ethnic tour rigs in northern mali should have some autonomy you need to get a few political muscle the world will begin all over again because of the behavior of the french they support the torah group bailey and against all the tribes and
cities in the north of mali which just alienated them from the rest even more. to separate groups which claim there is so aim is to defend the towns from the regs what they say their loan belongs to them but don't agree so with their arms to befriend the hogans. they came first then the islamists arrived after them they opened the door for radicals to come into our land. last week president a laundry sieved a peace prize for the operation in mali but it's still unclear whether what the french troops will soon leave behind can truly be described as peace and what peacekeepers officially coming to the scene this july will have to maintain. from mali. so we'll do stories in brief now this lunchtime china's launch rocket with three board including the country's second feeble astronaut spacecraft blasted
off from a site in the gobi desert to an experimental space station that was stablished in twenty eleven the crew expected to spend two weeks in orbit that's a record for china's space program let's see that rocket go up sure you stay with it for a second i gather. it's still. all went well. over china there at least two people have been killed five injured after part of a residential building collapsed in the indian city of mumbai dozens of victims of fit to be trapped under the rubble block house at least sixteen apartments in a car showroom underneath monsoon rains of being blamed for the collapse. in a rather reformist candidate mohammad reza refs left the presidential race the second to quit in less than a day reports say he was asked to drop out with the head of the reformist movement most of the six remaining fellow candidates in the poll are conservatives close to supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei reducing any chance that that
a moderate could win elections due to start on friday. at least seventy people have been killed and two hundred thirty injured in iraq cheering just one day in the latest spike of violence suicide blasts roadside bombs and gun battles rocked the country monday continuing weeks of bloodshed which is claim ily two thousand lives since april it comes as the country is being ripped apart by sectarian divide caffein off traveled off limits to investigate the turbulent situation. may was the bloodiest month seen in iraq in the past five years a surge in sectarian violence that's raised fears of another civil war sunni versus shia one country two sects. iraq has been through this before and that divide never really sealed tensions are growing between the shiite led government and minority sunnis inflamed by the raging conflict in neighboring syria to understand
the divisions we have to travel to an area off limits to foreign journalists the end bar province following the u.s. led invasion this area was the heartland of the sunni insurgency today it's become the focal point of the anti-government protests. for several months now every friday this scene prayer on the highway to baghdad followed by protests against the baghdad government it's a situation that's reflective of the state of iraq today a country that has been torn apart by war but doesn't seem to be and the closer to healing the wounds in the divisions that have been on the least during that occupation here the sunni protesters who have gathered behind me want a different kind of system they want to change they feel that the government doesn't represent them suffa is one of those protesters he's brought his son to almost every demonstration there flew to residents but not by choice he says he was forced to flee baghdad for fear of arrest by the military and that his sect made him a target of one day
a military brigade surrounded the area where we lived in baghdad and started making arrests they were targeting sunday residents and arrested two of my cousins so i gathered my family and escaped to flu jab. the demonstrators complain of discrimination arbitrary arrests detention even torture under the rule of prime minister nouri al maliki charges that the government denies the ocean was also the government systematically driving sunnis from baghdad this is missing. migrations is being done in the open cities are restricted in everything from where we live to the kinds of jobs we can have but in a shia neighborhood a different version of the story fearful of retribution for speaking out this residence prefers to hide his identity he tells us of the dangers iraqi shia face from armed groups. we also have been displaced by threats from al qaeda and other militias this used to be a mixed area but people have started exchanging houses between sunni and shia
families to safety. some analysts blame the united states for the divisions they burned the new system political system in iraq on the sectarian basis. like they made the proportions for the seventies for this heat then and for the dish this isn't all. those divisions have taken a toll on iraqi youth a generation separated by the threat of violence another really affects the singer who says a lot of programs between me and my friends especially if they from a different six we come to work together will hang out publicly or in some neighborhoods i could get killed for being seen with someone from a different religious group ten years after the war iraq is still struggling to find peace and the ghosts of its sectarian past haunt the future you see catherine of r.t.e. baghdad. up next on t.v. it's a christian community in russia this managed to preserve its way of life for centuries and sun exposure much of a break. six
san diego residents were thrown off of an airplane not for what they said but how they said it because they said it in another language russian in fact a paranoid and cowardly steward on the plane told them that they had to clear out just for speaking another language to be here yes of some group of people were to commit a terrorist act then speaking in a foreign language would be a good tactic i can't deny that and for those who called to america better get on the ball and learn to speak english adequately but there is a problem about fifty million tourists visit america every year according to the u.s. department of commerce and trust me not all of them are canadians if the usa is going
to have millions of tourists arriving and traveling by air then don't be surprised when they speak their own languages if you're going to throw foreigners off of airplanes just for speaking their date of languages then you're going to have. basically throw people off of half of the planes flying over the united states but that's just my opinion. choose your language. of choice because we know if they still. choose to use the consensus you can. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories that impact your life choose the access to your office.